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CT Scans Boost Cancer Risk

Posted Dec 04 2008 5:27am

Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have determined up to 7% of patients from a large U.S. hospital system had been exposed to enough radiation from CT scans during their lifetime to increase their risk of cancer, up 1% from the baseline cancer rate. Researchers warn against continually scanning cancer patients that have cured their cancer; via Reuters.

Not a new concern. According to Dr. Fuhrman, other radiation scans, like mammograms, also up cancer-risk. Claiming, “The younger you are when the mammograms are performed, the greater the risk of radiation-induced cancer.” He explains that mammograms have become a multibillion dollar industry, how they provide false hope and the role of vested-interests in cancer treatment.

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